Roma - Juventus Betting Preview: Fired up Giallorossi to keep things tight against the champions

Having handed the Old Lady a third consecutive title with a meek 4-1 defeat against Catania last weekend, expect Rudi Garcia's men to put in a determined performance
Roma will be hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s shock 4-1 defeat against struggling Catania when they welcome Juventus to the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

That result finally put an end to the Giallorossi’s faint title hopes but they are 11/8 (2.38) favourites with bet365 to gain some consolation by beating the champions for the third time in a row at home.

After lifting a third consecutive Scudetto, Antonio Conte’s men are aiming to become the first team in Serie A history to reach 100 points and are available at 15/8 (2.88) to move three points closer to that target with a victory in the capital.

The hosts have drawn just three games on home turf all season, but you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them settling for a point this time out.

Having doggedly hung on to the runaway leaders’ coat tails all season, Rudi Garcia’s team will have been bitterly disappointed to hand them the title with such a meek defeat against a team seemingly destined for Serie B.

That performance will surely only serve to strengthen their resolve to give the fans something to cheer about in their final game on home turf, with victory against the champions providing the perfect incentive.

With this in mind, Roma are unlikely to lack any motivation as they look to continue their strong recent home record against the Old Lady, having won two and drawn one of the last three meetings at the Stadio Olimpico.

The most recent of those results came via a 1-0 Coppa Italia win just this January, when the hosts’ strong defensive record came to the fore in a tight victory.

No Serie A side have conceded less than the eight goals let in at home by Garcia’s outfit this campaign, meaning even odds (2.00) offer solid value on them keeping the scoreline to under 2.5 in a hotly-contested game against the champions.

That bet would have paid out in each of the last four encounters between the teams at the Stadio Olimpico, as well as five of Juventus’ last six league games on the road.

Under 2.5 goals for a 1.5pt stake at Evens (2.00) with bet365

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